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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: roundup Reply with quote

I have a part of a lawn i want rid of grass and to have stone chips. Do i use round up first on the grass or do i have to dig out the grass

Should i wait for it to die before putting in stone chips.?

I am assuming roundup is the best one if anyone thinks different please post
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you not going to dig out the topsoil anyway grass included so why bother spraying it. You are hardly going to lay the stone on the topsoil are you? Roundup plus a bit of graze on 90 will kill everything.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Are you not going to dig out the topsoil anyway grass included so why bother spraying it. You are hardly going to lay the stone on the topsoil are you? Roundup plus a bit of graze on 90 will kill everything.
t is pretty poor not much grass or topsoil. i hoped to spray , kill off grass and put stone down
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies, I just assumed that everywhere else has the same conditions as here i.e. approx 400mm of topsoil. I should listen more when the likes of blowin and good guy complain about bad ground.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you say FOUR HUNDRED MM OF TOPSOIL, Tagwex?
You're not gardening, you're tittivating tilth!
And I'm not surprised you can't get rid of the couch grass.......it's having too much of a good time to give up such a cushy number.
If I want to dig anywhere in my garden that I haven't already cultivated, I need to take out my mattock and fork and have the wheelbarrow to hand to take away the stones. Digging with a spade is out of the question and I've broken three good forks, so far.
So, DdB, I empathise. If the soil isn't worth the effort of scraping up, leave it. Just make sure all the perennial weeds are dead, dead, dead.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes 400mm no problem. This place was let go for 11 years, waist high with weeds when we moved in, hadn't been tilled in that length. Docs, nettles, brambles and the cursed couch grass. I have burnt the new area to be cultivated into oblivion in recent weeks with roundup and spent today with a petrol strimmer cutting it all down to the butt so as the ploughing can begin this week if the weather holds up and then it will be sow sow sow.
I feel for you guys, but do you really want the hardship that I am getting?

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There you go good guy, 400mm of topsoil. Dug the hole especially for you.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is soil envy a medical condition? Cos I have it baaaad.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always move to the sunny southeast and buy up one of the many houses on our plentiful ghost estates. Talking to a young lady last week who is buying a 3 bed semi for 62,500. Go figure.
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